Stoned vs. Drunk Driving
Posted on 02-27-2015 by MichaelKraut

A recent study that has gathered a great deal of media attention has found that driving while under the influence of marijuana may be less dangerous than driving while under the influence of alcohol. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration... Read More

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Private companies know where you've been, thanks to license plate cameras
Posted on 02-27-2015 by Doug Esten

Do you ever wish you could take yourself off the grid? I think we all wish we could have a small amount of time where we couldn’t be traced somehow. Between tracking systems in cellphone and street corner cameras, it’s nearly impossible for... Read More

Tags: Privacy , Latest Headlines & Stories

Your Emails Are Silently Enraging Your Coworkers -- Here's How to Stop
Posted on 02-27-2015 by Hans Thielman

This Forbes article was written by Travis Bradberry. I like his Honest Abe's First Rule of Netiquette. http://www.forbes.com/sites/travisbradberry/2015/02/26/your-emails-are-silently-pissing-off-your-coworkers-heres-how-to-stop/ Read More

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Highway J-O-B: Initial Contact
Posted on 02-26-2015 by Chad Troyan

Photo Credit: Shutterstock / Rasica Photo Credit: Shutterstock / Rasica And we‘re off! The wheels are hitting the pavement and your journey has officially begun. Your resume now presents the most up-to-date (and accurate) information and is... Read More

Tags: networking , Top Stories

Fight the Lawyer Stereotype
Posted on 02-26-2015 by Ted Zwayer

What are the first words that come to mind when I say “lawyer”? Many people probably will not say fun or outgoing or nice or caring . Why? Unfortunately, the society we live in today has ingrained this false idea of what lawyers are . In an... Read More

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Gwyneth Paltrow is Proof that Divorce Doesn't Have to be Ugly
Posted on 02-26-2015 by Rosanne M. Beach

Gwyneth Paltrow's split from Coldplay's lead vocalist, Chris Martin, has been anything but ugly. Most celebrity divorces are buzzed about because of the crazy scandals that supposedly caused the divorce and the long-drawn out fights over money... Read More

Tags: Family Law , entertainment , Trending News & Topics , blogs , california , clients , interview

"Solo practitioner walks into a bar" (sorry, no punchline) - 7 solo-types at bar functions
Posted on 02-26-2015 by Christina Alge

No matter what kind of event you attend you are bound to see the same of types of people. Whether you are attending Comi-con or some inventor’s convention, you’ll find the same kind of people. Lawyers attend “Bar Seminars”, which... Read More

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Opinion analysis: A fisherman slips through federal prosecutors’ net Scotus Blog
Posted on 02-26-2015 by Hans Thielman

Justice Ginsburg wrote the plurality opinion, which was joined by Chief Justice Roberts, Justices Breyer and Sotomayo. Justice Alito concurred in the result. The Scotusblog article doesn't mention it, but Justice Kagan in her dissenting opinion cited... Read More

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How to Get Your License Back after a California DUI
Posted on 02-25-2015 by MichaelKraut

Upon being arrested for a DUI incident in California , the arresting officer will physically seize the driver’s California license and will provide him or her with a notice of an impending license suspension, set to take effect automatically in... Read More

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Top Five Tools within Lexis® for Microsoft Office®
Posted on 02-25-2015 by Stacy_Staarmann

Lexis ® for Microsoft ® Office is the drafting and review tool that drastically cuts the time it takes for you to draft or respond to legal documents by running right within the Word documents and Outlook emails you’re working in. What... Read More

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Gender gap persists in the federal judiciary (e.g., 7 district courts have never had a female judge)
Posted on 02-25-2015 by Tracie Morris

Some may think the issue of equality is like a broken record and, to an extent, it is. But it’s also an issue that we still deal with today. When it comes to gender equality, a gap still exists. According to National Women’s Law Center , here... Read More

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Dividing Art in Your San Diego Divorce
Posted on 02-25-2015 by Rosanne M. Beach

Divorcing couples must divide their house, cars, money, furniture, businesses, retirement accounts and everything else they own. Division of property is just one unpleasant but inevitable part of the divorce process. In most cases, the parties own few... Read More

Tags: Family Law , Trending News & Topics , blogs , california , Estate & Elder Law

Are hackers after your M&A info? Before you answer, read on
Posted on 02-25-2015 by Ted Zwayer

According to Lexis Nexis ® Corporate Counsel Advisory , if you work for companies in the health-care and pharmaceutical industries, you might want to be a little careful. According to a report released by FireEye, Inc, a group of hackers are actively... Read More

Tags: Trending News & Topics , Mergers & Acquisitions

Self-Managed Teams : The Future of Business?
Posted on 02-24-2015 by Tracie Morris

What does the future hold for businesses? How will they be run in the coming years? According to an article by INC, a self-managed team approach looks to be where the future lays. Here are 5 reasons why self-managed teams are the future of businesses... Read More

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Survey: Corporate Legal Focused on Budgets, Compliance, Security and Diversity
Posted on 02-24-2015 by Frank_Strong

The newest edition of the Chief Legal Officer (CLO) survey , which is conducted annually by the Association of Corporate Counsel, provides insights into what’s on the minds of the top legal executives in corporations. The data suggests top priorities... Read More

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Bird’s eye view: A slew of states to consider aid-in-dying bills
Posted on 02-24-2015 by Ted Zwayer

More than a dozen states have introduced death-with-dignity legislation or pledged to do so this year, according to the nonprofit advocacy organization Compassion & Choices. A previously-introduced bill in New Jersey has already cleared the first... Read More

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What can Hollywood teach Government? 5 Lessons
Posted on 02-23-2015 by Christina Alge

What does Hollywood and our Government have in common? On the base level, nothing, however, there are some lessons Hollywood can teach the Government. According to NextGov , here are 5 lessons the Government should take from Hollywood: 1. Production... Read More

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How Divorced Parents Should Properly Utilize "Our Family Wizard"
Posted on 02-23-2015 by Rosanne M. Beach

As previously blogged in my blog titled "Make Post-Divorce Co-parenting Easier with Apps," the Our Family Wizard software and database is a tool that many parents utilize and rave about. The program is particularly well-known in the family law... Read More

Tags: Family Law , Trending News & Topics , communications , blogs , california , Community

DUI: Unreasonable Search & Seizures
Posted on 02-23-2015 by MichaelKraut

A recent lawsuit out of Texas has gained media attention based on the allegations made by the plaintiff. The plaintiff was arrested for a DUI offense and refused to take a breath test when requested by the arresting officer. The plaintiff claims that... Read More

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The "writing police" hiding in your computer: How to activate Word’s readability stats #writinglegally
Posted on 02-23-2015 by Chad Troyan

Have you ever had clients that seem to be having trouble reading documents? Chances are that your document may have been a little too wordy, which seems to be a typical occurrence with lawyers. Don’t worry though as Microsoft Word can help you out... Read More

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